What they say: Offers the best comfort when climbing or in hot conditions.
What we say: When it comes to being battle tested in the pro peloton, there’s no questioning Kask’s credibility – its helmets have crossed the finish line first in six out of the last seven editions of Le Tour, and the Valegro is noticeably lightweight (at 206 g, it’s the lightest here), while also managing to be incredibly well-ventilated – it has 39 vents! -and a fairly low profile.
The result is a helmet that’s perfectly suited to hot- weather riding, allowing cool air to almost massage your scalp, while any sweat your head generates is quickly dealt with by the fast-wicking padding inside. Fitting can be fine-tuned thanks to Kask’s Octo Fit adjustment system, which allows you to tighten/loosen the helmet’s grip around your head via a dial at the rear, as well as individual tweaks of the two straps.
There’s also a slider that offers 50 mm of vertical movement in the cradle, plus a degree of flexibility on the leather chin strap, which adds a little touch of luxury. It’s available in a variety of different colors including white, blue, lime and black.
Conclusion: Wind-tunnel tested, this is a cutting-edge helmet that’s ideally suited to long, hot summer rides.